World's first five-star hotel for cats: Catzonia Malaysia sets world record (VIDEO)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- Located in Damansara, just outside Malaysia's capital city of Kuala Lumpur, Catzonia has 35 bedrooms for the furry creatures, ranging from economy to VVIC (Very Very Important Cat), thus setting the new world record as the world's first five-star hotel for cats, according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Catzonia in Damansara, near Kuala Lumpur, has 35 bedrooms for the furry creatures, ranging from economy to VVIC (Very Very Important Cat). Photo: Catzonia (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records world record for the First habitable sand hotel was set by sculptor Mark Anderson (UK), who was commissioned by the website LateRooms.com; a total of 600 hours were needed to build the open-air 15 m? (50 ft?) hotel. A family room with a double and single bed, and a sea view, can be rented for US$21 a night.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most people eating breakfast in bed; it is 418 and was achieved by Sheraton Langfang Chaobai River Hotel (China), in Langfang, Hebei, China on 16 August 2015.
Catzonia is part of the growing trend of hotels in Malaysia and other Asian countries seeking to offer superior accommodation for pampered pets, with services on offer including grooming, airport pickups and of course playtime.
Owners can send their cats to the hotel from anywhere between three hours to a whole year, with lodging starting at 25 Malaysian ringgit ($5.60) for an economy room and going up to 150 ringgit for a "Super Very Important Cat" room, an epa journalist reports.
The cats enjoy three meals each day, cuddles with the seven staff members, and socializing with their furry friends - with even a dedicated "dating" area available for female cats in heat.
The cats are closely monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV, with the live footage accessible to clients via their smartphones.
"We believe that cats need holidays too," the Catzonia Hotel website states. "They always prefer to be treated as a boss. It means the environment must be felt like home, always being cuddled and hugged, and most importantly they don't want to feel lonely."